CPA’S MESSAGE: AUTUMN DONIVAN
Let’s call for a round of applause for healthy eating! March is National Nutrition Month. For older adults, the benefits of a healthy diet include: increased mental acuteness, resistance to illness and disease, higher energy levels, faster recuperation time, and better management of chronic health problems. Numerous studies show that maintaining a healthy diet as you age reduces the effects of Osteoporosis, Heart Disease and certain cancers, as well as decreases the risk of Alzheimer’s Disease. As we age, proper nutrition remains vital to maintaining emotional balance. No doubt you’ve heard the adage, “You are what you eat.” Why not make this your motto? Fruit, vegetables, whole grains and lean proteins rule! You will quickly feel more vibrant and healthy inside and out. A few tips: there are a wide variety of healthy foods, so choose foods you like; avoid empty calorie foods, such as cookies and soda; select foods low in cholesterol, sodium and fat; and, get
plenty of exercise and rest. Bon Appetit!
The Center is excited to host its annual Health Fair, Wednesday March 26th @ 8:30-11:30am, room 201.
Over 40 vendors and health service providers will attend. There will be many free health screenings: Roseman Dental School- Dental Cancer Checks; Alta View Hospital- Vision, Hearing and Skin Cancer screenings; Frameworks– free eyeglass kits; Salus Home Care- B.P, Glucose and non-fasting Cholesterol checks; Wasatch Spinal- Spinal Screenings; Sandy Health and Rehab- Strength and Grip Tests; Dr. Shelton- Foot Assessments and Toenail Fungus screening; Sandy Fire Department- Home Safety Checks.
Fall Prevention Workshop:
Stepping On, a research based 7 week workshop, is proven to reduce falls in older people. The class begins Monday March 3 @ 10:00am/101. Topics include exercising to improve balance, the role of vision in keeping your balance, how medications contribute to falls, what to look for in safe footwear, and how to eliminate falls hazards in your home. Taught by a Health Professional.
Vital Aging/Valley Behavioral Health Monthly interactive workshops address how to maintain a healthy mind/body connection. First class is Monday March 17th, the topic will be Mind/body techniques for coping with Pain
Medicare: Anything you need to know, Jim Piani will meet with you one on one. Call the center for an appointment. 801-561-3265.
Horizon Hospice B.P Clinics:
Tues, March 4, 11, 18, 25 @ 9:30/Café.
Mon March, 3 & 17 @ 10:00am/107. Do you wonder what dreams mean or why we even have them? Facilitated by Liz Jolly, CSW with 30+ years experience with dream work.
Ice Cream Social Mar 3, @ 11:40: Red Button Alert.
Coaching to Empower Yourself-Mon and Fri weekly @ 9:30/10:45am/106:
These hour long, one on one sessions focus on self empowerment and developing greater vitality. Facilitated by Lauren and Ann. Sign up for an appointment.
Avoiding Caregiver Burnout-Mon, March 3rd @ 11:15am/Café:
Learn how to avoid caregiver burnout and how to stay positive in stressful situations. Facilitated by Melissa Parr from Silverado Hospice.
Aches and Pains Assessments– Tues, March 4th @ 9:30am/106:
Have your aches and pains assessed by a physical therapist from Mountain Land Physical Therapy and Rehab.
String Orchestra-Tues/Thurs, March 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27 @ 12:00pm:
Has it been too long since you played your string instrument? Why not tune it up and join the Center’s string orchestra. Practice held every Tuesday and Thursday. Facilitated by Ester Larsen. Must be able to read music.
AARP Drivers Safety–Wed, March 5th @ 10:00am-3pm 107:
Learn safe driving techniques and strategies. Safe Driver Certificate awarded upon completion. $15 for AARP members/$20 for non-members.
Sign Language-Wed, March 12, 19, 26 @ 10am/107:
Join in on a 2 part slow paced sign language class, learn colors, seasons, alphabet and adverbs.
Ladies' Pool-Wed, March 5, 12, 19, 26 @ 1:00pm:
Learn how to play pool or just brush up on your skills with Skip –Master Pool Player.
Sunrise B.P/Glucose Clinics-Thurs, March 6, 13, 20, 27 @ 9:00am/Café:
Women’s Support Group-Thurs, March 6th @ 10:00am/107:
Wellness Support group: learn to identify, understand and release your emotions. Facilitated by Jenny Yau.
Spanish Class for Beginners-Thurs, March 6, 13, 20, 27 @ 10:00am/206:
Learn, colors, shapes and basic conversation. Facilitated by Toshio.
Civil War Discussion Group-Fri, March 7th @ 10:00am/101:
An open forum for those interested in the events, politics, personalities of the great conflict.
Carver Mortuary Services-Mon, March 10th @ 10:00am/107:
Find out many options from a provider who can refer you to the best services for your needs.
Lunch Bunch-Tues, March, 11th @ 10:00:
BYU Museum of Art and Café. Explore the Art Museum.
Salus B.P and Glucose Clinic– Wed, March 12th, 19th @ 9:00am/Café.
Kidz Art: Dragon Fly Art-Wed, March 12th @ 2:00/204:
Charcoal on the 12th, Chalk Pastels on 26th. Learn step by step instructions. $10 donation. Facilitated by Kidz Art artist.
Parkinson’s Support Group- Thurs, March 13th @ 2:00pm/101:
Learn about PD and receive tips from others. Facilitated by Barbara Royal.
Current Events-Fri, March 14, 28 @ 10:00am/107:
Participate in discussing current events with a vigorous group of Center Seniors.
Pain Coping-Mon, March 17th @ 10:00am/101 B:
Exploring mind-body connections in finding relief from pain. Facilitated by Rhonda Bush, VMH.
Ukrainian Egg Art-Wed, March 19, 26 @ 1:00pm/Café:
Make beautiful and easy wax and dye egg art in time for Easter. $3.00 Donation. Facilitated by Meg Allen.
Caregivers support group-Thurs, March, 20th (third Thursday every month) @ 10am/107:
Are you a Caregiver and needing support in your busy life? Facilitated by Sylvia Brunisholz, and Missy Johnson from Sunrise Senior Living of Sandy.
Strength Training with Sandy Health and Rehab– Thurs, March, 20th @ 10:00/Cafe:
Join Physical Therapist Steve, practice safe and healthy weight training in the gym, make the equipment work for you.
Money 101 Workshop-Mon, March 24th @ 10:00am/101:
Learn how to become debt free and financially independent, how money grows and how to obtain financial goals. Facilitated by Primerica.
Essential Oils Part # 3 Tues, March 25th @ 10:00am/101:
Mood, Depression and Sleep Disorders Oils that improve and balance. Facilitated by Sue.
Health Fair-Wed, March 26th @ 8:30-11:30am/201:
Join the health fair and get information and FREE screenings: B.P, Glucose, Skin Cancer Checks, Vision/Hearing Tests, Dental & Skin Checks, Strength/Grip Tests, Spinal Screenings, Toenail Fungus Checks, and so much more!
Breakfast Bunch. Thurs, March, 27 @ 9:30am:
Black Bear Café.